|LESSONS from Our Lord for the World
Volume V Lesson #20
September 13, 1995
THE GIFTS OF PRUDENCE AND DISCERNMENT
My little one, praise be to God the Father, tender, kind and all-giving. As I continue to teach My people, I desire for them to learn to utilize prudence and the gift of discernment. It is most necessary to always test the spirit of humanness against that which is Divine. All that is from God will bear good fruit and will come to pass in God’s time. Patience and endurance are necessary in order to remove the human ways from being obstacles to that which is Divine. The fragrance* that bears good fruit carefully and quietly unfolds in God’s time. Many times God’s time seems slow to mankind. But according to God’s standard, time is eternity and all that is good is molded and unfolds with the gentle stroke of the Father’s Hand. (* Good wine must ferment for many years to receive the savoring, delicate taste to the lips.)
This is not to say that one who is good shall not suffer or be afflicted with temptations. In suffering is gained patience. If you are ostracized, it does not mean you are bearing bad fruit. Remember the false prophets were highly praised by many people. No, when you are scorned and troubled, mocked, ridiculed and slandered, the fruit you bear is fermenting from bitterness to savoring sweetness. Therefore, be at peace when God allows you to be chastised and pressed through the mill of sweet graces. Utilize prudence in all you do and say, and you shall see with the eyes of God His loving Hand guiding each situation in your life. Prudence teaches you to wait, pray, and not to act on emotion but out of love. Discernment teaches you counsel and allows you to weigh what is good and bad, and what you must do to follow Me. Avoid evil with silence and love. Do not partake in evil by fighting back. Genuinely love and focus on Me and your journey. Discernment teaches you to focus. All you do must center around Me. If it does not, then discernment will tell you that it is not the way for you. Discernment prevents you from straying if you utilize prudence and the counsel of its gifts.
I love all My people, yet there is much evil today. The battle in the heavens continues. Spirits of evil are trying to confuse and distract My beloved ones. All people can be subject unless they pray fervently, center on Me, and utilize prudence and discernment. Test all spirits. Desire only that which is Divine. Remain humble, simple and meek of heart. Any confusion will dissipate with patient endurance and fervent prayer. You will not stray nor will any forces of evil ever conquer you if you do as I have said. I am your Lord God, here to protect and save all My little ones, all those who desire to be with Me, to walk with Me, to live in Me, to be Me. Bless you, little one. Pray for peace in the world. Pray for all My people. Pray for prudence and discernment and that all may be free and rejoice in My love.
End of Lesson #20.